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-A Midsummer Night's Dream III, i

Keep up with all things Great Lakes Theater. Our blog is a great way to learn about the very latest Great Lakes Theater news/notes and enjoy extraordinary "behind-the-scenes" access to the creative process of our artistic company.

April 25, 2013 - leave a comment

LCCC Playwriting Contest Staged Reading 2013

CONGRATULATIONS! Last night a crowd of supportive classmates, educators and new play enthusiasts gathered in the Stocker Center, Studio Theatre on the campus of Lorain Community College for a staged reading of George L. Stewart’s award-winning new play, THANOTOPIA (OR A NIHILIST MANIFESTO) performed by Great Lakes Theater actor-teachers and outreach tour company members.

The LCCC Playwriting Contest is a free program offered as part of Great Lakes Theater's annual SURROUND series of events, designed to connect audiences to classic literature.

April 18, 2013 - leave a comment

Bardstock 2013: Student Songwriting Contest Winners Announced!

Congrats to the grand-prize winners of our 2013 Bardstock Student Songwriting Contest!

Ear Candy:

Listen to WCPN's broadcast of Bardstock FM 2013 which aired on April 23rd.
Check out the grand prize winning music tracks. (Scroll down to hear the songs.)

Bardstock 2014?
We look forward to continuing the legacy of Bardstock next season. If you are interested in participating in the contest during the coming year, drop us a line! Check back soon for details about our 2014 edition of the program.

April 17, 2013 - leave a comment

Lorain County Community College Playwriting Contest 2013

On Monday, April 15 the works of six student playwrights and screenwriters were given staged readings and adjudicated at the Stocker Center, Studio Theatre. Each playwright is a member of Professor J.R. Simons Introduction to Playwriting class, and the plays were evaluated by Northeast Ohio playwrights Eric Coble, Margaret Lynch, Eric Schmiedl and GLT School Residency Supervisor David Hansen.

First place was awarded to “Thanotopia (or a nihilist manifesto)” by George L. Stewart, and this work will receive a fully-staged, script-in-hand performance performed by Great Lakes Theater actor-teachers and directed by David Hansen on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 PM at the Stocker Center, Studio Theatre. This performance is free and open to the public.

Runner-up playwrights were Jerred Adams and Kyle Bilancini.

This LCCC playwriting contest is part of GLT’s “Surround” series of free events presented across Northeast Ohio.

February 28, 2013 - leave a comment

Quick Change

Backstage is a busy place during each stop of our FREE touring production of "Double Heart." Proof positive, we placed a web cam in the narrow wings during a recent performance to capture the 14 lightning fast costume changes completed by our 4-member acting company and compressed them into 90 seconds (hold onto your wigs!). We hope that you can join us at a neighborhood venue near you. The tour runs through March 7.

February 08, 2013 - leave a comment

Rehearsal Snapshot

Noel Coward's advice to actors in his plays was: "Just say the lines and don't trip over the furniture."

When we stopped by our Blithe Spirit rehearsal this afternoon, we confirmed that our artistic company was complying with Coward's directives. Production assistant Kristen Boehnlein ("on book") was ensuring that Sir Noel's lines were spoken accurately while our amazing actors floated nimbly through the space gracefully (avoiding all furniture btw, Noel) like...well, like blithe spirits. ; )

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